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This will best answer the views of revenue, because it will save expense in the collection, and will best avoid any occasion of disgust to the State governments and to the people.
To avoid this sea of fire, the travellers had to pursue their course close along the foot of the mountains; but the irritation from the smoke continued to be tormenting.
Blundering along in this region of mist and uncertainty, they were frequently obliged to make long circuits, to avoid obstacles which they could not perceive until close upon them.
Typees or Niagaras, he was as ready to engage one as the other, and I could not avoid a thousand times congratulating myself upon having such a companion in an enterprise like the present.
Tess was woman enough to realize from their avowals to herself that Angel Clare had the honour of all the dairymaids in his keeping, and her perception of his care to avoid compromising the happiness of either in the least degree bred a tender respect in Tess for what she deemed, rightly or wrongly, the self-controlling sense of duty shown by him, a quality which she had never expected to find in one of the opposite sex, and in the absence of which more than one of the simple hearts who were his house-mates might have gone weeping on her pilgrimage.
It presented numerous inequalities, which would have been very difficult to avoid during the night with a balloon that could no longer be controlled.
But Joe blocked the two, ducked a third, stepped to the side to avoid a fourth, and was then driven backward into a corner by a hurricane of blows.
In vain, when freed, did Ponta try to avoid the clutching arms and twining body.
There are malevolent forces," said the Opossum, "which the wise will neither confront nor avoid.
Avoid it; for this is the hardest month, wintry, hard for sheep and hard for men.
Avoid shady seats and sleeping until dawn in the harvest season, when the sun scorches the body.
To avoid, therefore, all imputation of laying down a rule for posterity, founded only on the authority of
To avoid the blessing, still a secret, he resorts to a commonplace; literally, "For what generous man is not (in befriending others) a friend to himself?
The third circle with which Anna had ties was preeminently the fashionable world--the world of balls, of dinners, of sumptuous dresses, the world that hung on to the court with one hand, so as to avoid sinking to the level of the demi-monde.
I should have continued to avoid you, in pursuance of the same set purpose, for a short time longer, if we had not met now.